'Hoos wrap up homestand by shutting down JMU

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- Four Virginia pitchers combined on a three-hitter Wednesday night as the Wahoos capped a 10-game homestand by beating JMU 2-1.

Devin Ortiz (3-0) got the win after retiring all 13 batters he faced out of the UVA bullpen. His 4 1/3 perfect innings were a new career high, and Ortiz also matched his career best with five strikeouts.

Kyle Whitten gave up one hit and struck out one in the ninth inning to pick up his eighth save of the season.

After the Dukes scored on a bases-loaded squeeze bunt off UVA starter Billy Price in the second inning, the 'Hoos got both of their runs in the fifth. Brendan Rivoli's sacrifice fly scored Alex Tappen and tied the game. The Cavaliers moved in front two batters later when Cam Simmons drew a two-out walk with the bases loaded, scoring Cam Comer.

Three JMU pitchers limited the Wahoos to just four hits as a team -- all charged to starter Michael Bechtold (2-1). UVA left seven runners on base.



 
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